Group India will kick off its T20 World Cup 2022 marketing campaign in opposition to arch-rivals Pakistan. The match is ready to be performed on the iconic Melbourne Cricket Floor on October 23 (Sunday). In the meantime, former India cricketer and knowledgeable Sunil Gavaskar has mentioned that it’s going to come as an actual shock, if India doesn’t win the title this time, given the ample time the crew has had for preparations.
The Indian cricket crew just lately performed in opposition to South Africa and Australia in two back-to-back three-match T20I sequence at dwelling. The Males in Blue then arrived in Australia and took part in a few apply video games in opposition to Western Australia, together with a warm-up recreation in opposition to Australia.
Should you fail to organize then put together to fail: Gavaskar
“One factor for certain. If the Indian crew doesn’t win this T20 World Cup it will not be for lack of preparation. Not solely have they gone to Australia nearly three weeks earlier than their first recreation of the event, however they’re additionally enjoying apply video games in opposition to good sides that ought to get them prepared for the event.
The outdated saying, ‘in case you fail to organize then put together to fail’ is not going to apply to this Indian crew as, aside from these video games in Australia, additionally they performed six T20 matches at dwelling and received 4 out of these,” Gavaskar penned in his column for Mid-Day.
Former India captain additionally mirrored on India’s current efficiency in white-ball cricket and mentioned that there is optimism amongst Indian cricket followers that the T20 World Cup trophy ought to come dwelling.
“India’s efficiency within the white ball bilaterals has at all times been good, be it at dwelling or abroad, however it’s within the multilateral occasions that they’ve been stumbling. Previously, it has been as a result of they’ve come chilly into the occasion. However that is not the case this time round and that is why, with a terrific mix of youth and expertise, there’s optimism amongst Indian cricket followers that the Cup needs to be coming dwelling.
Sure, the opposite groups have additionally been enjoying apply video games and that ought to maintain them in good stead, however there is a buzz about this Indian crew regardless of the absence of Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja,” he added.